There may be many unknown facts about cricketers and are not explored publicly. But these unknown facts about cricketers may carry great instances of importance. Some small points may be a point of enthusiasm among public though remained unexposed for a long time.
1. Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi had flown to Nairobi from West Indies to play for the team of Pakistan without having any proper bat. But, in this situation, young Afridi was given the bat of famous cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. After gifted with the bat, Afridi scored eleven sixes with six boundaries in that specified test match.
2. Abbas Ali Baig
The cricketer Abbas Ali Baig was the only one Indian cricketer who got a kiss from a lady during the test hours. At the moment when the cricketer had made the half century in the third match against Australia in Brabourne stadium, a young girl came running from the north gallery at the cricketer to show her feelings by a kiss on his cheek.
3. Vinod Kambli
Vinod Kambli is a childhood friend of cricket player Sachin Tendulkar. They only played 17 matches altogether. But, it is amazing to know that still, the test average of Vinod Kambli is higher than test average of Sachin Tendulkar. The statistical data reveals that test average of Vinod Kambliis 54.20 as compared to the test average of Sachin Tendulkar which is as 53.78.
4. Sunil Gavaskar
In fact, do you know that Sunil Gavaskar was the first batsman in Indian cricket team to score 10,000 test runs and his career was ended up with 34 test series. But the fact is unknown to the audiences that he was put out from the test at the first strike of the ball three times in his career.
5. Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri and ML Jaisimha are the only Indian cricket players who had played all five days of a test match.
6. Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi
• Grandfather of Saif Ali Khan was Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi. He was the only cricket player of India to play for England.